Diet Quality is key to Weight Loss, Not Quantity

Diet Quality is key to Weight Loss, Not Quantity, Finds a New Study

Everyone wants to know the standard prescription, of weight loss in order to overcome the number of calories you consume.


The study published in JAMA found that the people who reduce the additional sugar, and concentrate on taking plenty of fresh vegetables and whole foods, without taking into account the calories or limiting portion sizes, it will cause a significant amount of weight loss over a course of the year.

People who follow those diet strategies that have mostly low level of sugar, fat and even carbohydrates, and their success regarding weight loss not appear to be influenced by their genetics or their insulin-response to carbohydrates,finding included that different diet strategies should be recommended to different people based on their DNA structure or their tolerance for carbs or fat.

The research study supports the idea that the diet quality matters, not quantity in order to manage weight loss for a long period of time. Study also recommends that health authorities should shift away from telling the public to grip over calories and instead encourage Americans to avoid treated foods that are resulted from advanced starches and extra sweets, for example starches like corn, peas, potatoes, French fries,potato chips and sugar like white sugar,brown sugar,honey, maple syrup, molasses, corn syrup, beer (contains barley malt), suggested by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian.

Dr. Mozaffariana

Dr. Mozaffariana said that  “This is the road map to reducing the obesity epidemic in the UnitedStates,” now it is time for the USA and other national policies to pay attention to stop focusing on calories and calorie counting.

Christopher D. Gardner, the director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, conducted new research and was published in JAMA. The research conducted on 600 people with $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Nutrition Science Initiative and other groups.

Dr. Gardner and his colleagues

Dr. Gardner and his colleagues’ research study conducted on by comparing how overweight and obese people would fare on low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets. But they wanted to check the hypothesis based on the people who are biologically able to or have the ability to metabolize carbohydrates and fat. This can be done through by providing personalized nutrition recommendation to their genotype.

After one year of focusing on food quality, instead of calories, a new study found that the two groups lost a considerable amount of weight. The people with low-carb to check just 13 pounds, while other people in the low-fat group lost about 11.7pounds, on average. Both groups also saw benefits from another have the like nutrition recommendations decrease in their waist sizes, body fat, and blood sugar carbohydrates and pressure levels.

Finally, the subject’s genotypes did not show their influence on the diet and the researcher took DNA samples from each subject and analyzed a group of genetic variants that showed influence on fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

In response to intake carbohydrates, higher levels of insulin secreted the researcher also looked at this type of people. — A measuring device of hypoglycaemic agent resistance —did higher on the low-carb diet. Surprisingly, they did not, Dr. Gardner said, which was somewhat disappointing.

He conjointly said, “It would have been sweet to say we have a simple clinical test that will point out whether you’re insulin resistant or not and whether you should eat more or fewer carbs,”

He said the most important message of the study was that a “high-quality diet” produced considerable weight loss and that the percentage of calories from fat or carbs did not matter, he also including many that show that by eating healthy intake carbohydrates carbs can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases.

“The end line: Diet quality is important for both weight control and long-term well-being,” he also said.

Dr. Gardneraforementioned it’s not that calories don’t matter. After all, each team ultimately complete up overwhelming fewer calories on the average by the top of the study, even though they were intake carbohydrates of it. The point is that they did this by specializing in wholesome whole foods that happy their hunger.

“I think one place we go wrong is telling people to figure out how many calories they eat and then telling them to cut back on 500 calories, which makes them miserable,” he said. “We actually need to specialize in that basic diet, included  vegetables, additional whole foods, less additional sugar, and fewer refined grains.”

Article Written By Zobaria Asif


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